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Cocka Doodle Moo (Stockport)

Manchester City Centre has more than its fair share of burger joints, but there aren’t too many in the back-waters south of Manchester. So not wanting to travel too far, my wife and I arranged a visit to Cocka Doodle Moo with family. Benefiting from being located

Avanti Restaurant and Grill (Heaton Moor, Cheshire)

I am fortunate to have some excellent local eateries in Heaton Moor, and Avanti is one of my favourites. I went on Saturday evening, with my wife, and it was as busy as ever. I tend to order from Avanti’s ‘specials’ menu, as I’ve found it to

The Shoulder of Mutton (Holcombe Village, Bury)

Ramsbottom, a quaint town in Lancashire, has some very good restaurants. A short drive from its town centre, with Pendle Hill standing proudly in the distance, is The Shoulder of Mutton — a gastro pub located in Holcombe Village. The Shoulder of Mutton is an old favourite

The Rose Garden (West Didsbury, Manchester)

On a hot summer bank holiday, what could be better than a meal in a rose garden? My wife and I were looking forward re-visiting The Rose Garden – an old favourite of mine – as we hadn’t been for over a year. We decided to head

Albert’s Shed (Manchester)

Saturday night in Castlefield is a very busy affair, whenever Manchester experiences a heatwave. My wife and I had booked Albert’s Shed, a place I had not visited for a couple of years, and I was excited to go there with friends who had never been. On

Siam Village (Didsbury, Manchester)

My wife and I love Thai Cuisine, so when we heard that there was a new Thai restaurant in Didsbury we decided to give it a try. We arrived at the Siam Village at around 6.00pm. The atmosphere was relaxed, soft Thai music was playing in the

Nutters Restaurant (Rochdale)

The wait was finally over. It had been over three years since we visited Nutters, one of the best restaurants in Greater Manchester. My wife and I were both excited, having checked their sample menus online, and so I made the forty minute journey to Rochdale. On

Aladdin Restaurant (Withington, Manchester)

It had been around 15 years since I last visited the Aladdin Restaurant. No flying carpets or brass lamps, just good, wholesome Middle Eastern Food. Aladdin is located in Withington, and to be honest it looks more like a take-away, as you approach, but once inside there

Damson (Media City – Salford)

Lights, camera, action, Media City here we come! I was really looking forward to visiting Damson’s newest restaurant having already reviewed Damson in Heaton Moor (one of my favourite restaurants). On arrival, my wife and I were greeted at the door and shown to the bar upstairs. The bar had